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Message 1,211:

Hello The Walking Englishman! Just wanted to say thank you for the fabulous resources made available on your site! The GPX files in particular are a lifesaver as they mean I can follow them on my phone easily via the OS Maps App and not get lost up in the hills! Any further walks to and from train stations would be greatly appreciated as none of my friends can drive and accessible public transport is a must. Looking forward to completing some more of your suggestions over 2017!

From: Mary Machin
Location: Manchester Country: England
Date: Tuesday 17 January 2017
Message 1,210:

Hi, I would like to take the opportunity to say what a great resource your web site is. My wife and I have visited the UK twice in the past three years and tried to fit in plenty of walking. The information you provide has been invaluable. We are heading to England again this year with a week of walking in the Yorkshire Dales followed by a month in the Lake District. We are again using your web site! Thanks for all the work you've put in to make such a useful resource. Regards to you.

From: Stephen Meatheringham
Location: Canberra Country: Australia
Date: Monday 09 January 2017
Message 1,210:

Thank you for an incredible site Mike, got myself a new walk partner who is a complete novice and I'm using your Derbyshire walks with a few of my own twists to them to improve his fitness before hitting the Lakes and Snowdon this summer. He experienced his first blizzard Sunday morning walking to Lost Lad from Fairholmes, I am sure he enjoyed it !!!!. Keep up the good work inspiring people to get out.

From: Anthony Lomas
Location: Derby Country: England
Date: Tuesday 03 January 2017
Message 1,209:

Thank you for a brilliant website. I get my walking routes from your site regularly and you have indirectly introduced me to some wonderful new parts of the UK.

From: John Marston
Location: Country: England
Date: Tuesday 03 January 2017
Message 1,208:

My husband and I had a great day today doing your walk from Settle. I wanted his first trip to the Dales to be impressive and your walk did the trick! Many thanks, Kate

From: Kate Shockley
Location: Croxley Green, Herts Country: England
Date: Wednesday 28 December 2016
Message 1,207:

Thanks for a great website, lots of excellent walks even if some are very hard. Done Wild Boar Fell now 3 times (once solo) and it has tried to kill me 3 times haha! You can enjoy the site even from your armchair and there are walks for all from easy to hard. And Mr. B you are a very fit and dedicated walker with some incredible achievements in your 'C.V.'

From: John Friskney
Location: Baildon, West Yorkshire Country: England
Date: Tuesday 27 December 2016
Message 1,206:

Thank you for this amazing website. I am Spanish and some friends and I are starting to do some walking. This is the best website we have seen.

From: Manuel Perez Galavis
Location: Erdington Country: England
Date: Thursday 22 December 2016
Message 1,205:

Hi Mike, Great site, one of the best on the net. I have 'done' many of your walks and every one of them have been really enjoyable - in all weather! Keep up the good work. Regards.

From: Robert McGregor
Location: Clitheroe Country: England
Date: Tuesday 20 December 2016
Message 1,204:

Amazing website....It has so many fantastic routes,and the pictures & descriptions, are a joy to look at and read.It also has the added bonus of GPX files.Thank you :-)

From: Carl Cook
Location: Sheffield Country: England
Date: Saturday 03 December 2016
Message 1,203:

I love this website and I use it all the time to inspire me to discover the beautiful country I am currently living in (I am from France). All the best!

From: Laura Magnin
Location: London Country: England
Date: Tuesday 29 November 2016
Message 1,202:

Your site has become my 'go-to' for brilliant walks around The Lake District. Thank you so much.

From: Emma Pamley-Liddell
Location: Lyon Country: France
Date: Monday 28 November 2016
Message 1,201:

Great resource for finding inspiration for walks and most importantly, has GPX files of each walk which I can import and follow via Viewranger on my phone!

From: John Aspinall
Location: Manchester Country: England
Date: Thursday 24 November 2016
Message 1,200:

Hello there. I have just read an article on here accompanying one of the 10 mile walks and I must say, it really was such an inspirational read. The way it was written and the photos accompanying it were nothing short of delightful. I will be doing with walk next weekend with my friend and I hope it brings me as much joy as reading your article, and indeed you yourself, experienced.

From: Larry Adridge
Location: Newport Pagnell Country: England
Date: Sunday 30 October 2016
Message 1,199:

We did a circular walk from Malham, going anti-clockwise to Janets Foss....Malham cove back to Malham....thus only going down those famous steps!! The number of people that spoke to us when on our way down who wish they had done the same. Beautiful part of the country, fantastic views.

From: Paul Chalmers
Location: Bruntwood Country: England
Date: Saturday 22 October 2016
Message 1,198:

Hi, Last summer I had never climbed a mountain and during a drive to Anglesey seeing the sign posts to Snowdonia I commented to my wife that I fancy doing Snowdon so I arranged it with 3 friends and went on a camping trip to climb Snowdon in September 2015. I loved it so I spent winter researching more walks and mountains specifically. I did the Three Yorkshire Peaks at Easter 2016 and completed the National Three Peaks by July, all arranged with friends. Over the last few months I have climbed a further ten mountains, several with just my dog, all based on your walks. Giving me the routes on your website is really useful and appreciated in a practical way but what I really wanted to thank you for was for giving me the confidence to do these trips by myself. I don't think I'd have done many of these trips if I had not been an avid reader of your website which incidentally made me realise that not having a consistent group of friends to do it with is fine and often going alone or not at all is the only option. You make no show of going alone it is just part of your hobby which really helped me, because of you Ziggy (my dog) and I have become regulars on top of mountains in the Lakes and Snowdonia. I am lucky to live in Manchester where I can get to several excellent national parks and particularly mountains in 2 hours and under. So thanks again and keep up the good work, your website is fantastic. (PS: My wife is less happy now she is a mountain widow every few weekends of the summer)

From: Sep Turner
Location: Manchester Country: England
Date: Wednesday 12 October 2016
Message 1,197:

Thanks for this website, I have done 30 or so walks from it using the GPX files (I found it whilst searching for downloads for the GPS). We are about to travel to train in the Peak District building up to next year's Four Inns - an event my father intends to finally complete aged 67 having got lost in bad conditions in the 1960s!

From: Paul O'Sullivan
Location: Standish Country: England
Date: Thursday 06 October 2016
Message 1,196:

Thanks Mr Walking Englishman for an excellent resource! Keep up the good work. I am heading to Leeds this weekend so trying to find two good long walks in the Moors/Dales to keep us busy during the day. Squeezing in Fish and Chips in Whitby if possible too!

From: Munir Akberali
Location: London Country: England
Date: Tuesday 04 October 2016
Message 1,195:

I have been using your site for inspiration for walks for about 6 years now. I think your new site is fantastic and just at this moment we are looking for some beautiful walks in The North Yorkshire Moors for mid October. Thank you for your effort to share your walks and experiences with us!

From: Saskia Koning
Location: Avenhorn Country: Holland
Date: Sunday 02 October 2016
Message 1,194:

Thank you so much for this wonderful site which is a wealth of information with clear walking routes. We just recently did the Scarborough to Filey section of the Cleveland Way, a walk with awesome coastal views. Next up we are going to follow your Flamborough route but maybe we will start at Bridlington. Your route has inspired us to try that walk again. Thank you from Phil and Nelly.

From: Phil Kelly
Location: Hull Country: England
Date: Friday 09 September 2016
Message 1,193:

Today we followed you beautiful walk from Leathley, through Stainburn and Lindley Green and had the most gorgeous afternoon. For years now we have been following your routes and we want to thank you for all of the lovely days out that you have a given us. I have always wanted to say thank you. Laura and Chris.

From: Laura Kelly
Location: West Yorkshire Country: England
Date: Sunday 04 September 2016
Message 1,192:

Congratulations on providing a fantastic resource. I use it all the time and it is unparalleled. Regards, Steve.

From: Steve Robinson
Location: Blackburn and West Witton Country: England
Date: Tuesday 02 August 2016
Message 1,191:

Just wanted to say thanks for putting together such a great site. I was looking for an alternative route up Catbells and your suggestion was perfect, a truly lovely walk. Will definitely be following some of your other routes in future.

From: Adam Staton
Location: Wadhurst, East Sussex Country: England
Date: Friday 29 July 2016
Message 1,190:

Wow what a fantastic idea for a website. This has been incredibly useful. Thank you sir!

From: William Cale
Location: London Country: England
Date: Thursday 28 July 2016
Message 1,189:

Hello, I would like to express my gratitude for the exhaustive walking information you provide on your website. It has been a great source of inspiration for the walks I plan to do in the next two weeks in GB! Best regards, Andreas.

From: Andreas Verleysen
Location: Ghent Country: Belgium
Date: Sunday 17 July 2016
Message 1,188:

I have been using your website for over two years now and I am impressed by the accuracy of the tracks and quality of both the actual and description of these walks. Though I always bring a paper map - I haven't consulted one since I began using your GPX downloads. This is a beyond excellent service - and Free!! Thank you and well done.

From: Noel Igoe
Location: Leeds Country: Wales
Date: Monday 11 July 2016
Message 1,187:

Off to the lakes for a short break next week. Fantastic web site allowed me to choose three walks without a dinning table, three OS maps and a headache thanks !!

From: Peter Morgan
Location: Ystradgynlais Country: Wales
Date: Wednesday 22 June 2016
Message 1,186:

Just poppped by to thank you for this great website. I've visited before but only looked in detail at the Peak District walks. I downloaded the GPX files so I can learn them whilst out and about. Thanks so much for your labour of love. I will be sure to blog what I find on the routes. Cheers.

From: Tideswellman
Location: Tideswell Country: England
Date: Sunday 19 June 2016
Message 1,185:

We did your Tideswell to Millers Dale walk today and I wanted to express our gratitude for such a wonderful experience. It took us quite some time to complete but every step was worth it. It is a shame that this website does not have route guides because then it would be perfect. I love the interactive map and we are hoping to use it again on one of our next walks.

From: Richard and Louise
Location: Barnsley Country: England
Date: Sunday 12 June 2016
Message 1,184:

Hello, I would like to thank you for these walks, you have done a brilliant job of not only recording the walks, but the bonus is having such excellent descriptions, so that, they can be followed without the need for a satnav. We are spending a couple of days at Settle in a few weeks time and are looking to do walks from the rail stations. I notice that you have at least one but these are clear really only from the full walk description. My suggestion would be to include in the walk title (Rail) so that such walks could be easily identified as I know that there are quite a lot of walkers who use the trains midweek. Once again may I say a huge thankyou for this site. Kind regards Debbie

From: Debbie Molyneux
Location: York Country: England
Date: Sunday 05 June 2016
Message 1,183:

Hello, my boyfriend and I are doing your walk tomorrow hoping to see Thor's Cave, I wouldn't say we are first time walkers and we often go on walks along our local countryside and woodland areas (Roche Valley, Ashworth Valley, Greenbooth and Knowle Hill). We went to the Lake District last summer and enjoyed lots of walks there, we stayed in Cumbria and walked to Piel Island, well not the actual island so to speak because the tide was in. I would recommend a trip there as there is a pub on this island and I think only three people live on it. The landlord of the pub is considered "the king of Piel Island" and he can make you a knight of Piel island, which I'm not sure if it's a recognized honour but it's fun all the same.

From: Jennifer Hull
Location: Heywood Country: England
Date: Monday 30 May 2016
Message 1,182:

I just wanted to say thank you for your website and guides. I have walked in the Derbyshire Dales, Yorkshire and The Lakes following your notes and can only offer feedback on the pleasures you have brought to my walking buddies. This weekend we did Great Dodd with the sun shining and amazing views. If I can give you one walk back it would be The Camino De Santiago in Spain......more than a walking experience. We did the last 120 miles and loved every minute. Thank you from me and my group of mates.

From: Lee Gilbert
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne Country: England
Date: Monday 16 May 2016
Message 1,181:

Worth a mention. A realy good walk up Penyghent and Plover Hill, We went when it was pouring down and the aim was to reach the summit when the cloud was breaking and the rain had stopped. It did just that. So Fab views. Start at Horton, walk to Helwith Bridge via the Ribble Way, take the route up Penyghent via Churn Milk Hole, walk over to Plover Hill and descend to pick up the path to Horton via Hull Pot. Large hot chocolate in cafe after!! Just over 12 miles, great views and quiet except for on Penyghent summit.

From: Caroline Myers
Location: Leeds Country: England
Date: Sunday 08 May 2016
Message 1,180:

Another fan here. Love the site and the routes.

From: Dan Binks
Location: Leeds Country: England
Date: Sunday 08 May 2016
Message 1,179:

Hi there, I just wanted to send a quick note to say I’ve been using your website to find great walking routes for a number of years now and they are really brilliant. I love the range of walks, especially near Leeds where we live and also the detail given so I know what landmarks to look out for. On Monday, along with my Beagle, Ivy and a couple of friends, we did the Swainby and Faceby route in the NYM and it was just glorious. Anyway – keep at it – you make some of us very happy!

From: Katy Pollard
Location: Leeds Country: England
Date: Wednesday 04 May 2016
Message 1,178:

Hi, Just found your site a few days ago and ran the Nab Wood, Bingley, Harden Moor, Millennium Way and Cottingley walk, putting the GPX file into my Sunnto sports watch, thank you very much, it was marvellous... I did it in 1hr 52mins :-)

From: Trevor Hughes
Location: Brighton Country: England
Date: Monday 25 April 2016
Message 1,177:

I love your no stuffy approach to walking. I have followed so many of your routes now and am never disappointed. Clear and descriptive. I wish you many years of health and fitness. Please keep it up :)

From: Jessica Putman
Location: Stafford Country: England
Date: Sunday 24 April 2016
Message 1,176:

Hi, I have been using your website for I do not know how many years. I use it at least once a week on my days off for walking routes I otherwise would not of known of. In three weeks time I will be starting my first long distance walk, the Coast to Coast from St Bees Head to Robin Hoods Bay and I want to thank you for all the preparation you have provided me for the walk. Your information and guidance for preparation of walks and then the actual walk preparation has been extremely helpful.

I live in Knaresborough and cannot think of a more ideal base to start from as, thanks to you, I can be in so many remote locations or an urban walk in such little time. Though one of my favourite places to walk is the Brecon Beacons, this aside I do love Yorkshire. Thanks again.

From: Nick Chandler
Location: Knaresborough, North Yorkshire Country: England
Date: Tuesday 29 March 2016
Message 1,175:

I regular walker, hiker and camper, I have just stumbled GPX data for navigation but could not find a site that was useful for the UK, until now... You are a LEGEND!

From: Domica
Location: London Country: England
Date: Saturday 26 March 2016
Message 1,174:

Just got back from the walk you described Tideswell Dale, Millers Dale (Monsal Trail) and Monks Dale. We parked at Millers Dale car park and went up through Monks Dale to Tideswell for lunch then back via Tideswell Dale and the Monsal Trail. I clocked the distance at 7.44 although we did wander slightly off course just outside Tideswell. Monks Dale is a real treat, tough going but really worth it only came across eight people (not bad for Good Friday). I would say that the only disappointing bit was the number of cyclists on the Monsal Trail, who seem to think that the trail was invented for them. Thanks for the route, and the aches and pains. Time for a pint!

From: Kevin Dilks
Location: Derby Country: England
Date: Friday 25 March 2016
Message 1,173:

Hi. I just wanted to say that I have been using your site for several years and I really appreciate the time and effort that you put into it. The Gpx files are especially useful. My partner and I have enjoyed many of your walks. Keep up the good work!

From: Devorah Walter
Location: Coleshill Country: England
Date: Sunday 20 March 2016
Message 1,172:

What an absolute gem of a find this site has been. I have been walking with clubs for a few years but wanted to venture out on my own and walk where I want at my own pace. After purchasing a Garmin GPS device and a few OS maps I set out to load my device with some Known GPX file walks . This site has been excellent for me and getting my 75 year old dad out and about in my area. The routes are spot on and the walk detail and info is very accurate. I simply just download the GPX files into my device, print the map and off we go.....never been let down yet with the provided data. Thank you so much....keep up the great work.

From: Simon Leivers
Location: Mansfield Country: England
Date: Saturday 12 March 2016
Message 1,171:

What a fabulous resource your website is. I am coming to Harrogate at Easter and your website has given me lots of ideas of places to go. Yorkshire friends are also loving your waterfalls map and have already been out to find some of them.

From: Chris Bennett
Location: Hertfordshire Country: England
Date: Saturday 27 February 2016
Message 1,170:

I have done almost every single one of Englishman's walks in the Yorkshire Dales and they've all been great. The GPX files are mostly very accurate and it is a fantastic service. Keep up the good work 'Engy' you legend.

From: Adam Smith
Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire Country: England
Date: Monday 01 February 2016
Message 1,169:

Let me thank you for your quite brilliant and inspirational website. I have walked all my life but since full retirement last year I am trying to get out every week. I regularly wild camp, mostly in the Cheviots and Scottish Southern Uplands. Thanks for all you do. I follow your adventures on Facebook, too.

From: John Weightman
Location: Country: England
Date: Friday 22 January 2016
Message 1,168:

May I say what a wonderful website you have created here. I am just about to set off from Teesside to Patterdale, hoping to reach the summit of the famous Helvellyn via Striding Edge then down Swirral Edge. I am taking my beloved Rocco for company, he is a two year old Shar Pei, who along with myself have managed to conquer most of the mountains over the 800m range in the Lake District in the snow. But this is our first on Helvellyn in these conditions. Having read your stories and fantastic descriptions of these famous walks, it gives me great incentive to the challenge ahead. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and memories of the great walks you have accomplished and documented on this site. Keep up the good work and all the best for 2016.

From: Tony MacDougall
Location: Country: England
Date: Tuesday 19 January 2016
Message 1,167:

Hi, Just dropping a email, to say your website is ever so helpful and awesome! I always use it to plan our next walks.

From: Chris Dale
Location: Country: England
Date: Tuesday 19 January 2016
Message 1,166:

Mike, I just have to say thanks for a wonderful website and resource you have provided. I have recently come across your website looking for walks nr Keswick for a week in May. I retired in July 2015 and had not done any serious walking until October last year. My cousin, a recently retired solicitor is a keen walker and done most of the National Trails; so I joined him for a week walking the Yorkshire Dales. The Bracken Way, 95 mile circular walk starting and finishing at Settle via Malham, Kettlewell, West Burton, Askrigg, Hawes, Dent, Ingleton and then back to Settle. I have got the walking bug now. Looking forward to Lake District in May for another week of selected walks. Your website is going to be very useful planning the days. We will be based at Whittbarrow. Thanks again for providing a brilliant site and downloadable resources.

From: John Fill
Location: Linton on Ouse Country: England
Date: Friday 15 January 2016
Message 1,165:

I recently stayed in the North York Moors at the Horseshoe Hotel for 5 wonderful days exploring the area. I met many different people and they all talked about this website. You probably already know how popular you are but had to mention it!

From: Andy
Location: Middlesbrough Country: England
Date: Wednesday 13 January 2016
Message 1,164:

Hello, I am a French fan of your site. Bravo for the makeover.

From: Alexandra Maniere
Location: Country: France
Date: Wednesday 06 January 2016

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